overweight permit question

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by Malleus2, May 28, 2016.

  1. Malleus2

    Malleus2 Light Load Member

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    I should know the answer to this but I dont lol anyways here it goes...

    If the tractor I'm in has an Overweight permit would I be able to take a road with a weight limit posted on it?
    Road is posted 60k while the loaded truck is about 90k
     
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  3. The Admiral

    The Admiral Heavy Load Member

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    If the permit routes you on that road I would say you are OK. It would be nice to know if there is a light bridge down that road. Maybe try and contact the local Sheriffs ofc. If you are talking about an annual permit, no I would not go down that road.
     
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  4. Malleus2

    Malleus2 Light Load Member

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    Well hell.... thanks for the response. now Im just glad I never got pulled over while riding heavy down these roads -.-
     
  5. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    No. Your permit does not give you permission to exceed posted weight limit on bridges. You should contact highway department to verify actual bridge capacity.
    It might be an outdated bridge posting.
     
  6. QualityMike

    QualityMike Light Load Member

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    Are you talking about an Extended Weight Permit or a one time Over Weight Permit. If is a one time Over Weight Permit, it should have an exact route for you to take. If it is an Extended Weight Permit, which is an ongoing over weight permit, the state will have a map of the roads that you are allowed on.
     
  7. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    In Texas, a Weight Tolerance permit issued by TxDOT is not valid on the interstate (and possibly on non-interstate highways). I think that it will allow you to exceed the posted weight limit on a load-zoned state highway, farm road, or county road, assuming the county you're in is listed on the back of the permit.

    I don't know if the permit will allow you to exceed the posted weight limit on load-zoned bridges. You'd best check with a License & Weight trooper for a definitive answer.
     
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